A tower designed to hang from an asteroid in Earth's orbit
Following on the heels of that paperclip-esque tower design for New York, here’s another ‘out there’ skyscraper design. Literally, this one is ‘out there’—in Earth’s orbit. Designed by Clouds Architecture Office, this speculative building would hang from an asteroid, which would be... View full entry
The new Richard Meier Light collection captures elements of the architect's iconic buildings
It was only a matter of time until Richard Meier would come out with a lighting collection. Earlier this month, the architect launched a series of stylish indoor lighting fixtures simply named Richard Meier Light at the Ralph Pucci New York showroom. Industrial designer Ana Meier, who is... View full entry
Visiting Philip Johnson's other glass house in midtown Manhattan
Walk through the towering door now, and Midtown falls away. The transition is not abrupt; a visitor is met first with a bank of wooden cupboards, easing newcomers off the street and into the vastness of the house itself. Then, space. The main room provides an unimpeded vista through 100 feet of natural-lit openness, a glass wall, a courtyard and pond, and a small separate structure beyond. The effect — of muted light, of air, of cleanness — is moving.
— The New York Times
Fresh from her daily column at The Paris Review, Sadie Stein visits a Philip Johnson-designed apartment/artistic showcase in midtown Manhattan known as the "Rockfeller Guest House."Combining a rich historical narrative with some evocatively observed design, this piece is, as befits its author, a... View full entry
1970s Frank Lloyd Wright Fallingwater lookalike asks $3.5M in Greenwich, CT
This remarkable custom-built, privately commissioned modern house with its cantilevered design, walls of windows, hand-cut Tennessee limestone walls, rock gardens and rooftop terraces can actually be yours, right now, for $3.5 million.
It's safe to say local architect Dimitri Bulazel was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic Fallingwater house when designing this Greenwich, Connecticut home in the 1970s.Like Wright's 1935 architectural masterpiece, it has a cantilevered design set in the woods and incorporates aspects of the... View full entry
Don't call me an intern: AIA changes title to "design professional"
In a bold semantic move years in the make, the AIA has renamed a NAAB-accredited, employed graduate on the path to licensure as either a "design professional" or "architectural associate." While you can still call a student pursuing their degree while working in an office an intern (which is... View full entry
Eva Jensen to design 2017 Folly Function installation at Socrates Sculpture Park
Eva Jensen Design + Laufs Engineering Design's “Circle Shade - 2πR4” was announced today as the winning proposal for this year's Folly Function installation at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City. This year's challenge asked entrants to design four portable and deployable canopy structures for flexible use throughout the Park.
In response, the Eva Jensen team used the circle to form their design, Circle Shade - 2πR4...
New York-based Eva Jensen Design is now among the Folly Function winners to design the summer installation at Socrates Sculpture Park. Recent winners include Hou de Sousa, IK Studio, and Austin+Mergold.Learn more about Eva Jensen's winning design on Bustler. View full entry
Snøhetta designs a "boat tunnel" in Norway
Snøhetta has designed a “boat tunnel” that would allow ships to run beneath a mountain in Norway. With a whopping $272 million price tag, the mile-long tunnel would enable ships to safely avert the dangerous waters off the Stad Peninsula.150 feet tall and 118 feet wide, the tunnel would be... View full entry
City of London’s One Poultry to become design-led creative office
Development manager General Projects, along with architects BuckleyGrayYeoman, have been commissioned to re-establish the building as a Grade A HQ office and retail building, thoughtfully designed around the evolving needs of today’s creative sector businesses, whilst celebrating and reconstituting the building’s original splendour as a masterpiece of modern British architecture.
One Poultry, completed almost two decades ago in 1998, is both an iconic and striking building, located above Bank underground station in the heart of the City, with neighbours including the Royal Exchange and the Bank of England. Recently awarded Grade II* listing, One Poultry, with its... View full entry
5 key drivers of the healthy building movement
The wide-ranging efforts include improving indoor air quality and even increasing activity levels of building occupants. Allen and colleagues at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have defined nine foundations for healthier buildings, such as better water quality, reducing noise, regulating temperature, and maximizing light.
— National Geographic
As part of the Urban Expeditions series, Brian Howard explored some of the latest trends in green design, which go far beyond energy and water efficiency to issues of public health/wellness. View full entry
St. Louis, segregation and how history shapes the urban landscape
Segregation is no accident.Nearly five decades after the Fair Housing Act of 1968, American cities remain racially, culturally, spatially and economically divided. Entrenched conditions and persistent biases undermine the policies and priorities that would heal lingering wounds.So argues Catalina... View full entry
Judge once again stops work at Pier 55 over environmental concerns
Judge Lorna G. Schofield agreed with the group’s claim that the Army Corps of Engineers had not conducted a sufficient environmental review on how the 2.4-acre park would affect fish and wildlife. She ordered that work stop at the site and called for a review of alternatives for building along Hudson River Park, a maritime sanctuary.
It's been nearly two years since the City Club of New York first slapped Pier 55, Barry Diller's $200 million offshore park, with a lawsuit. And despite construction starting over the summer, a judge has once again ordered work to stop at the site. View full entry
Looking back at a time when architecture was thought to be a cure for mental illness
When the Government Hospital for the Insane opened in Anacostia in 1855, the asylum’s supervising physician, Charles Nichols, predicted that 50 percent of the mentally ill people treated there would make a full recovery. What made him so confident? The building. He’d designed it in accordance with the most cutting-edge theories of the day, which called for sunny, well-ventilated asylums in the countryside
— the Washington Post
The "Architecture of an Asylum: St. Elizabeth's 1852-2017" is a new exhibit opening at the National Building Museum this weekend. It looks at past theories that contended that design could have a major and healing effect on mental illness. Fresh air was encouraged, as was scattering... View full entry
Daniel Libeskind to design spiraling garden tower and new East Thiers Station in France
It's a double-win for Studio Daniel Libeskind, who was recently selected to design two mixed-use projects in France: the Occitanie Tower in Toulouse and the East Thiers Train Station in Nice. The projects unveil a new development strategy for both cities that was set forth by commercial real... View full entry
Il[LUMEN]ating; A conversation with Jenny Sabin, winner of 2017’s MoMA PS1 YAP
In this week's episode, we talk to Jenny Sabin—architect, artist, researcher, educator, and winner of the 2017 Young Architect's Program at MoMA PS1. View full entry
Gimme (customizable) shelter: pop-up modular homeless housing project tailor-made for each community
Assembled from containers placed within a scaffolding net, WE Architecture's Jagtevj 69 aims to create alluring public space while simultaneously providing temporary housing for the homeless.The proposal stresses that it's a temporary solution; by creating a variety of different spaces for... View full entry